Edward Vielmetti took a REST web service for querying the Ann Arbor library’s catalog, and wrote an XSL transform to produce a page that looks like a card from a catalog: Todd Ditchendorf released a Mac application called AquaPath that lets you run XPath expressions against XML and see the results highlighted in the source [...]
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Ernie Prabhakar gave a talk yesterday on what he now calls REX: REST-Enabled XHTML. This grew out his work with the microformats gang. Briefly: Your back end provides key/value pairs like vcard or icalendar. Your web view of the data is the corresponding format such as hcard or hcalendar. The the web application provides a [...]
[ via Badgerbag ] Regender flips the gender of pronouns and proper nouns through a web-proxy. Badgerbag suggests you run it for a few days.
Norman Walsh built an XSLT interface to the Flickr API. A named xsl:template represents each API method. After importing Walsh’s XSLT into your style sheet, you call the template with the appropriate parameters, and it returns the method’s XML response. You’ll need an API key and a Flickr account in order to play.
Paraphrasing Sam Ruby: Jon Udell: HTTP toolkits make it easy to do the wrong thing, hard to do the right thing. Dare Obasanjo: del.icio.us, flickr, and Bloglines use GET for edit resources. Sam Ruby: AJAX toolkits must beware of how they use GET.
Jeff Barr announces Amazon’s invited several developers including Joel Spolsky, Rael Dornfest, and James Gosling to talk to their developers this Wednesday and Thursday. Jeff plans to post transcripts to the Amazon Web Services weblog, and forward questions to the speakers from readers outside of Amazon.
Our corporate masters gave Buzz the blessing to release his del.icio.us bookmark browser!
Amature Punditry Alert: So there was the announcement last week that Mr. Bosworth leaves BEA for Google, much buzz ensues. I’m very far from that buzz, being a mere web hacker in an IT group. However, the spam bots have been busy attacking his weblog, so a post from last year about the Web Services [...]
Alright, L. M. Orchard took my technique of RSS scraping via Tidy and XSLT, and produced a RESTful web service to do this. You provide a URL for the site to scrape, and the URL of an XSLT transform and it returns RSS. You’ll recall that he tried this by chaining the W3C’s Tidy and [...]
L. M. Orchard took my RSS by screen scraping example and tried to see if it could made into a web service by chaining together the W3C‘s Tidy and XSLT web services. Unfortunately, you need Tidy’s force-output option to get well-formed data back from The Nation‘s front page, and the W3C service doesn’t offer that [...]
Tim Bray reviews the REST/SOAP debate in light of Dave Sifry’s Technorati API. Dave went with URI-based access, but you need to send a key in the request parameters, and since you’re limited to 500 queries a day, you don’t want to publish the URI you use. There’s a couple ways to go here. One [...]
[ Thanks to the mysterious Mr. FoRK ] Windley’s Enterprise Computing Weblog discusses a presentation by Jeff Barr, RSS maven, and now Amazon.com’s Web Services evangelist, on building web applications using Amazon’s XML feeds and REST.
One of the Safari developers put together a visual interface to your iTunes collection called Clutter. [ from the developer's Live Journal ] The reason I wrote it is that I find that iTunes organizes stuff too neatly. When I buy music on CD, I keep the newish and in-vogue CDs lying around on my [...]